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Address: Smilshu iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: 722 81 47

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Great, free museum - but I do miss more info in english.

This was to my big surprise free. You can easilly spend 2-3 hours in here, but I would have stayed longer if more was understandible for me. This has been a museum for more than... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sarpsborg, Norway
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Espoo, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old school museum. I may be interested in recent history, but it was definitely an let down for me. I am mainly interested in the rich medieval history or Riga. It was poorly presented and only in Latvian language.....

Thank Erkki L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting museum. Get a good idea of the difficulties that Latvia faced over these last two centuries. Unfortunately little is written in English.

Thank Steven0704
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum pays fine tribute to Latvia and its long history of its international struggles. Exhibited are details of the evolution of Latvia and its struggle for sovereignty against its mightier neighbors. On exhibit are all inclusive areas. These areas include the evolution of uniforms, weaponry, artillery and maps showing various boundaries, and military movements. Proud of its heritage and... More 

Sarpsborg, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was to my big surprise free. You can easilly spend 2-3 hours in here, but I would have stayed longer if more was understandible for me. This has been a museum for more than 100 years and still most of the info on the older exibitions are only in latvian. It is a bit frustrating to see cool maps,... More 

Thank L0stViking
Belgrade, Serbia
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941 reviews
806 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, I must address to a derisive badkingjohn's review "a joke" in which he humiliates and disrespects the entire nation he was visiting. I am surprised TA published such a review, where the nation is compared to a roaring mouse!!?? About the country size, let me educate him that Latvia is part of EU and is as Florida size, meaning... More 

Thank B1714D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent museum, even if some of it was not in English. There is so much history in Latvia, much of it told through its wars, and the museum managed to capture this. An excellent museum in a wonderful building.

Thank Keith M
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

really, a war museum for a postage stamp sized country? I found it pathetic, almost comical, reminded me of the mouse that roared, old Peter Sellers movie; country never fought for anything in its entire existence

Thank badkingjohn
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well put together museum and also it was free of charge when we went. Suitalbe for all ages with very well put together displays.

Thank JohnH3759
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth spending a few hours here to soak up the history of Latvia through the superb exhibits on display over several floors. Unlike most museums entry is free & this is a great venue to spend time inside if the weather is cold & enjoy learning about the proud history of Latvia. As we visited during the celebration of Latvia's... More 

Thank 380pb
Scotland, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is expanded over several floors, each housing a different collection of uniforms, weapons, pictures etc of the two World Wars and their impact on Latvia. Some English signs, but not everything is explained in English. Some floors closed for refurbishment when we were there.


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